Kansas Catholic Bishop Under Investigation for Sexual Abuse of a Minor

Kansas’ top law enforcement agency is investigating an allegation of sexual abuse of a minor against Roman Catholic Bishop John B. Brungardt of Dodge City, the Archdiocese of Kansas City in Kansas announced Monday. “An investigation conducted by the Kansas Bureau of Investigation (KBI) is under way,” the archdiocese said in a statement published in … Read more

Missouri Attorney General Refers 12 Catholic Ex-Clergy for Sex Abuse Prosecution

After investigating Missouri Catholic priests accused of sexual abuse, state Attorney General Eric Schmitt announced Friday that he has referred 12 former clergy members for possible criminal prosecution. Schmitt released a 329-page report detailing his office’s year-long investigation that included interviews with victims and a review of personnel records dating back to 1945 of more than 2,000 … Read more